Have you wanted to try our custom skin care products but didn't know how to start? Creating a skin care routine doesn't have to be hard or complicated. With a little bit of knowledge, you can be well on your way to creating a custom, natural skin care routine that balances your skin.
Know Your Skin Type
The first step in creating a custom natural skin care regimen is to assess your skin care needs by determining your skin type. All skin needs moisture, nourishment, hydration and protection, the levels of which are determined by your skin type. Natural skin care is a balancing routine. Which type are you?
Dry/Dehydrated - Dry skin lacks both moisture and hydration. Dry skin may be rough, scaly or flaky. Dehydrated skin may be tight, clogged or dull.
Oily - Skin that is oily, overproduces sebum. It may be shiny, greasy or have large pores. Oily skin doesn't typically lack moisture but it may be lacking hydration. It also may be clogged and/or prone to blemishes.
Combination - Combination skin is skin that has a common mixture of dry, dehydrated and oily symptoms. Your checks and chin may be dry while your nose and forehead may be oily.
Sensitive - Sensitive skin may be irritated or inflamed. You may react unfavorable to changes in the weather or have blemishes or flakiness.
If you have dry skin you'll want to look for highly emollient base ingredients (shea butter, meadowfoam seed oil, sweet almond oil) to add and seal in moisture. If your skin is severely dry a pure, simple shea butter product may be all you need. However, if you are also lacking hydration, look for water-based ingredients (water, aloe, glycerin) that are often found in toners.
If you have oily or combination skin look for lighter feeling base oils (apricot kernel oil, hazelnut oil, jojoba oil) that absorb fast to nourish while balancing your moisture level. Hydration will also be key, make sure there are water-based ingredients (water, aloe, glycerin) in your skin care routine as well.
If your skin is sensitive, look for products that have more simple ingredient list. Calming, soothing additives like aloe, oatmeal and white tea extract are great for sensitive skin. Safflower oil is a great base oil for sensitive skin. Also you may want to stay away from essential oils and fragrance unless you have a track record successful use.